Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd, Scatman Crothers, Barry Nelson, Philip Stone, Joe Turkel
Oregon, Montana, Elstree
Director : Stanley Kubrick Production Company : Warner Bros Region : SOUTH EAST R-Z,N. AMERICA
Isolation turns writer against his family, including his son who has an ESP gift, who are trapped curating a hotel over a deep long winter. SJ
The 146 mins version is clearer, and thus more preferable, than the 119 mins version.
Most of these stills aim to settle a lot of the confusion which has arisen from the locations actually used or not used.
Stephen King based his hotel on the Stanley, Estes Park, Colorado but none of the film was shot there. However some of the 1996 TV version was, as was Dumb and Dumber. Kubrick's version runs on a special channel in a loop on TV in every bedroom.
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shin001. Saint Mary Lake, Glacier National Park, Montana, USA. Lovely second unit helicopter shots. The lake is west of St Mary off highway 89. And Nicholson's car is on Glacier Route 1, known rather charmingly as Going-to-the-Sun Road. The island in the lake is west of The Narrows.
shin002. Another aerial shot. Suddenly we're in a different state. Timberline Lodge, open all year round, on Mount Hood, Oregon. Exterior aerial shots only were used for the film.
shin002n. Sensibly brother Robin went to visit at a warm time of year. RJ (Modern Photo Added: 01-01-2012)
shin003. The lobby of the hotel. Nicholson is entering a set in Elstree but the decor, including columns, chandeliers, floor pattern, is heavily based on the Awhanee Hotel, Yosemite, California. The "now" shot is perhaps best taken at the hotel if only to see the similarities.
shin004. Another establishing shot of Mount Hood.
shin004n. Brother Simon went in February but matched the shot of shin002n. SJ (Modern Photo Added: 01-01-2012)
shin005. Looks the same as The Timberline but no, it's a set in Hertfordshire, England, along with a specially built maze seen on the right.
shin005n. Not a now! Brother Robin in search for a maze. Wrong side of the Atlantic. RJ (Modern Photo Added: 01-01-2012)
shin006. Nicholson, Duvall and Nelson on the set based on the Timberline.
shin006n. Not a now! Rather the entrance to the Timberline as opposed to the set. And one can see they really don't even look the same. RJ (Modern Photo Added: 01-01-2012)
shin007. Duvall and Lloyd play in the snow, actually salt which melted the real snow that fell in winter 1979.
shin007n. Also seaching in vain. Not a now but a nice wintry scene. One of the longest US ski-ing seasons is up here, and I'm not surprised. SJ (Modern Photo Added: 01-01-2012)
shin008. Crothers at what could be Stansted Airport. With thanks to Bryant Arnett and his excellent webpage The "Real" Overlook Hotel.
shin009. More fake shot as Duvall pushes Lloyd out of the bathroom window.
shin009n. Looking for the escape window in vain. Not there, never was. RJ (Modern Photo Added: 01-01-2012)